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RHSA-2003-372: wget Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the wget packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated wget packages that correct a buffer overrun are now available.
GNU Wget is a file-retrieval utility that uses the HTTP and FTP protocols.
A buffer overflow in the url_filename function for wget 1.8.1 allows
attackers to cause a segmentation fault via a long URL. Red Hat does not
believe that this issue is exploitable to allow a possible hacker to be able to
run arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2002-1565 to this issue.
Users of wget should install the erratum package, which contains a
backported security patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-372.html
Threat Level: High
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